Why Are People With Diabetes More Prone To UTI?

 

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There are likely several reasons.

First, people with diabetes may have poor circulation, which reduces the ability of white blood cells to travel in the body and fight off any kind of infection.

Diabetes impairs some parts of your immune response. You have fewer white blood cells and T cells to fight off invading bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Routine antibiotics may be ineffective.

High blood glucose levels can also raise the risk of a Urinary Tract Infections.

High blood sugars can be a result of both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

The pancreas produces a hormone called insulin, which helps to transport glucose from the bloodstream to be utilized as energy.

Insulin resistant diabetes is the most common type of diabetes which is Type 2 diabetes!

Insulin dependent diabetes is the least common diabetes which is Type 1 diabetes!

In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce insulin.

People like me who are Type 1 diabetics are more prone to kidney infections!

I have been a Type 1 diabetic for many years so have had a good few kidney infections!

The kidney infections were very painful!

I think that diabetes can be very hard sometimes what do you think?

Type 2 diabetes is a result of people eating too many high carbohydrate meals and the pancreas is not producing enough insulin to breakdown the glucose in the food to energy!

Excess glucose is filtered in the kidneys and results in significantly higher urine glucose concentrations when compared to the urine of non-diabetics.

Filtered glucose attracts water into the renal tubules, which can increase the urge and frequency of urination.

High glucose concentrations in the urine provide an abundant source of nutrients for bacteria, which can proliferate and cause an infection.

Some people with diabetes have bladders that don’t empty as well as they should because of diabetic neuropathy. As a result, urine stays in the bladder too long and becomes a breeding ground for bacteria.

Diabetic neuropathy is very serious and is caused by high blood sugar levels!

If a person has diabetic neuropathy the muscles in the sphincter are damaged which results in a weak bladder therefore all the urine remains in the bladder rather than being expelled from the body.

Nerve damage can keep your bladder from emptying, either by weakening muscles or scrambling the signals between your brain and urinary system.

Urine that remains in your body too long poses a greater infection risk.

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